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about that obama has been hosting to get reasonable republicans and democratic senators talking and to let them do the work, negotiate it and keep as far away from it as he himself, obama, can, so if they strike a deal it doesn't have obama's fingerprints over it and republicans have permission to side with the republicans who negotiated with it, which i guess we're talking about the green lantern theory and power of presidency. the less the president does, the more he has a chance of enacting something. >> i think that's right. to the republican base obama is so toxic so the fact of him supporting anything would rile him up. at the same time i'm skeptical of this idea that republican and democratic congress need to get together. the tea party caucus is so ideological. and they know how washington used to work and they know there were back room deals and camaraderie. they're not interested in that. they're interested in following their own ideals and not allowing government to work. that's where the problem rests. >> if you look at the phrase it implies have you no power. why wo
. the really important thing to remember here we've been talking about justice and i think if the obama administration is going to allow itself to be led by the polls that's putting politics over justice but putting politics over sound policy. every single relevant national security stakeholder in the united states government agrees that closing guantanamo is in the national security interest of the united states and we're still not doing it. that's a clear example. the clearest example i've ever seen of putting politics over sound policy. >> john, your contention that guantanamo was an effort to evade the constitution. we're not talking about dealing with u.s. citizens, though, which is not to say we should deal with citizens of other nations that violate our ethics, but this is not -- these are people who are not entitled to the protection of the constitution, presumably. >> right. that's true. i think maybe -- >> that's very much an open question. that's an issue my students and i litigate day in and day out in federal court. >> doesn't mean they should be treated unethically by any
. president obama actually made a point this week i think is worth bringing up. lot of talk this week about george w. bush's legacy because of the opening of his library and a lot in that legacy that -- you know, controversial or disastrous but there is something that he was a little bit ahead of his time on at least within his party and -- president obama did -- you know, talked about it. we are going to show that. >> seven years ago president bush started a conversation about speaking to the american people about our history as a nation of laws and immigrants. even though comprehensive immigration reform has taken little longer than any of us expected, i am hopeful that this year with the help of speaker boehner and some of the senators and members of congress who are here today, that we bring it home. for our families and our economy and security. and for the incredible country that we love and if we do that, it will be -- in large part thanks to the hard work of president george w. bush. >> so i -- look. this passes. i don't know how much credit bush deserves. worth noting he spotted th
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